Where to start...hmmm, as this is being written, the Killswitch Engage tour machine is driving down Interstate 10 in Arizona, en route to Los Angeles for a show at the Key Club tomorrow night (06/04). "Nothing out here," tells guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. "Kinda like Star Wars. Some big cacti." However, we can tell you where there is something, Birmingham, AL. After a show last week at The Boiler Room, the band walked out to the parking lot to find a barn yard animal. Tells Adam, "weirdest fuckin' thing in the world, we walk out of the club, and there is a pig's head with a cigarette in its mouth." Don't believe us? We have picture to prove - CLICK HERE (check out Mike's hair in the pic - dare try to tell us it couldn't stop a semi, killer). What else has the band encountered amongst their road travels? At a rest stop, somewhere on the edge of (don't mess with) Texas, an ostrich. "I was ready to ride that son of a bitch," enthuses Adam. Now that would have been a picture. note: to all you kids out there, ostriches are mean, nasty bastards. Keep away. Speaking of (don't mess with) Texas, Soilwork's drummer got Tom (KsE drummer) to drink a 1/4 bottle of hot sauce. Apparently it was some hot shit, too. Tom did win $10 by accomplishing this feat. Rock. To catch what is going on first hand, see TOUR section for show dates. And last, recently the most esteemed Andy Sneap, the man whom mixed KsE's Alive Or Just Breathing, told the following: "The KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album went well, both myself and Adam managed to destroy the nerves of Roadrunner A&R guy Mike Gitter in the process. A daily wager was held on how many times (Mike) would call, this saw [KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist] Adam [Dutkiewicz] winning the princely sum of £15 by the time Mike actually arrived at the studio. Still, he got the curries so everyone was happy. Everyone seems to love the album, with Kerrang! giving it 5 Ks this week." Mike, however, downplays the scenario, claiming to have only called once a day, every day. "Mr. Sneap received one phone call a day," affirms Mike. "Anyone interested in contesting my character versus his need only look at publicity pictures from his old band of forest dwelling metallers, Sabbat. Men in tights, indeed!" Yes, all is true, and all is in good humor too. And I do believe that everyone is very happy with how the album turned out. Fuckin' killer, indeed. Adam, Andy, Mike, cheers. Killswitch Engage Alive Or Just Breathing in stores now